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03/04/2011 Study Determining Best Practices to Manage Burcucumber in Corn COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Burcucumber can be one of the most difficult weeds to manage in corn. It can emerge well into the growing season and its vines can spread up to 25 feet and twine around corn plants. Martha Filipic Mark Loux
05/23/2002 Study Examines Rural Low-Income Families in Light of Welfare Reform COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the government debates the details of welfare reform, a national research project sheds light on how rural low-income families fare in the world of work. Martha Filipic Sharon Seiling
09/20/2007 Study Looks at Wild Birds' Impact on E. coli Spread on Farms WOOSTER, Ohio — Ohio State University scientists are using a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to study the relationship between wild birds and E. coli contamination on farms, in an effort to gather crucial data leading to effective pre-harvest control strategies that would help minimize foodborne illnesses throughout the country. Mauricio Espinoza Jeff LeJeune
10/17/2012 Study Provides Insight on Residents of Rural Food Deserts WOOSTER, Ohio -- "Food deserts" are normally thought of as low-income, blighted urban neighborhoods with little access to fresh, reasonably priced fruits and vegetables. But rural areas, despite their wide-open spaces and fertile farmland, can be food deserts, too. Martha Filipic Tom Blaine
12/07/2009 Study Sheds More Light on Managing Soybean Cyst Nematode WOOSTER, Ohio – One of the best techniques a farmer can use to manage soybean cyst nematode is to rotate resistant soybean varieties, based on the preliminary findings of a Midwest soybean cyst nematode project. Candace Pollock Anne Dorrance
10/02/2012 Study: An Apple a Day Lowers Level of Blood Chemical Linked to Hardening of the Arteries COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries. Martha Filipic Robert DiSilvestro
02/08/2011 Study: Consumers Value Safer Food More Than Current Analyses Suggest COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Government regulators could more realistically assess the value of improving food safety if they considered the fact that consumers typically want to avoid getting sick -- even if it means they have to pay a little extra for safer food, researchers say. Emily Caldwell Brian Roe
01/13/2011 Study: Inexpensive Cleaners Can Effectively Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from food-borne illness each year. Consumers can take steps to protect themselves and their families by cleaning and sanitizing kitchen surfaces regularly.   Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/21/2007 Study: Spring Floods Good for Handsome Wood Duck COLUMBUS, Ohio — Springtime flooding by rivers and streams — normal and natural but limited now by dams and other flood-control measures — helps keep nesting wood ducks safe and lets them successfully raise more young, says a study by scientists in Illinois and Ohio. Kurt Knebusch Bob Gates
06/28/2011 Success Uncorked for Ohio’s Wine Industry: Double the Wineries, 4K Jobs, $580M Economic Impact WOOSTER, Ohio -- Andy Troutman sees the good in a bottle of wine from Ohio. It comes in part from his alma mater, Ohio State University. And it has to do with not just taste but jobs and Ohio’s economy. Kurt Knebusch Andy Troutman, Imed Dami, Greg Johns
08/21/2001 Success With New Commodities Promising for Ohio Farmers PIKETON, Ohio - Several specialty crops being studied by Ohio State University researchers may prove to be promising new commodities for Ohio farmers. Candace Pollock Matt Kleinhenz, Myranda Fout
05/09/2008 Successful Indoor Spawning May Lead to Ohio Baitfish Industry PIKETON, Ohio -- Ohio fishing enthusiasts, who bait their lines with imported shiners, may soon be catching that Lake Erie smallmouth bass, walleye or crappie with a native baitfish, spawned and raised for the first time in an indoor environment. Candace Pollock Geoff Wallat
05/25/2012 Summer Science Fun for Kids Planned at Columbus 4-H Camps COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A weeklong "Paws, Claws, Feathers and Friends" 4-H day camp and a three-day overnight 4-H "Camp Tech" are planned at Ohio State University's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center this summer. Martha Filipic Sally McClaskey
11/16/2006 Summit Launches Renewable Energy Focus in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The vision of a renewable energy-supported Ohio is coming closer to reality with an energy summit on Nov. 20 that launches a state initiative to work towards a more sustainable energy future. Candace Pollock Matt Roberts
10/26/2006 Survey Explores Farmers' Opinions of 2007 Farm Bill COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio farmers may have varied opinions regarding polices and issues surrounding the 2007 Farm Bill, but they agree that the continuation of farm programs is important to their overall financial stability, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economic survey. Candace Pollock Carl Zulauf
02/24/2010 Survey Explores Farmers' Use of Precision Agriculture Technology COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio farmers have rapidly adopted precision agriculture technology, with about 50 percent of them incorporating at least one component in their production system. But how satisfied are they with the equipment and the results? Candace Pollock Florien Diekmann, Marv Batte
06/04/2008 Survey Says Precision Guidance Tops for Ohio Farmers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Guidance systems, like real-time kinetic (RTK) auto steer, continue to be one of the top precision agriculture components of choice for Ohio farmers, and the most rapidly adopted precision equipment, according to an Ohio State University agricultural economics survey. Candace Pollock Marv Batte
02/02/2005 Survey Says: Ohio Consumers Willing to Pay for Organics COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio consumers are willing to pay a premium for organic foods, but such factors as health, food safety, level of organic ingredients and where buyers shop impact just how much, according to a series of Ohio State University Extension surveys. Candace Pollock Marvin Batte
09/07/2006 Survey Shows Higher Levels of Concern on Food, Agricultural, Environmental Issues COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans' level of concern regarding food and agricultural issues has climbed in the past two years, according to a biannual survey conducted by Ohio State University researchers. Martha Filipic Jeff Sharp
05/05/2010 Survey to Explore Farmers' Risk Management Approaches WOOSTER, Ohio – Using foliar fungicides on corn in the absence of diseases to potentially improve plant health and protect yield is just one new production management approach of many growers across the Midwest, but the risk impacts are not yet well documented. Candace Pollock Pierce Paul
09/30/2011 Sustainable Ag's Vision in Ohio: Register by Monday (10/3) for Stinner Summit TOLEDO, Ohio -- Registration continues through Monday for Ohio’s fifth annual Stinner Summit, a day devoted to sustainable agriculture and specific new ways to further it. It’s from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 7 in Toledo. Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt
01/23/2012 Sustainable Agriculture: Ohio State Announces On-farm Research Grant Program WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Team and Agroecosystems Management Program are now accepting proposals for grants for on-farm research in sustainable agriculture Kurt Knebusch Megan Shoenfelt, Casey Hoy
06/10/2011 Sustainable Fish Farming in Ohio? Tour is June 15 URBANA, Ohio -- Freshwater Farms of Ohio, the state’s largest indoor fish hatchery, will host a free public tour June 15 as part of the 2011 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Kurt Knebusch Laura Tiu, Dave Smith
02/23/2011 SW Ohio Produce Safety Education Rescheduled to April 4 CLAYTON, Ohio -- OSU's Produce Safety Education Program originally scheduled for March 1 in Clayton near Dayton has been rescheduled to April 4 in the same location. Kurt Knebusch Ashley Kulhanek
10/18/2001 Sweet Corn Production and Management Focus of Ohio State Extension Program PIKETON -- Growers interested in getting the skinny on sweet corn production --from selecting BT varieties to managing insects to effectively marketing the crop -- will have the opportunity to attend a Sweet Corn School to be held on Nov. 16. Candace Pollock Mary Donnell
01/08/2002 Swine Feed Additive A Major Focus at Pork Producer Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio - A swine feed additive that has been shown to increase growth rate, enhance feed efficiency and improve carcass characteristics will be a major topic of discussion at upcoming Ohio State University Extension pork producer programs. Candace Pollock Don Levis, Steve Moeller
12/20/2006 Swine Niche Pork Producer Conference Offered BRYAN-MONTPELIER, Ohio -- Pork producers interested in non-traditional pork markets have the opportunity to attend the Swine Niche Pork Producer Conference Jan. 23 at the Ramada Conference Center in Bryan-Montpelier, Ohio. Candace Pollock Dale Ricker
03/08/2010 Symposium in April to Explore Carbon Sequestration in Urban Green Spaces COLUMBUS, Ohio – Americans covet urban green spaces. We manicure golf courses, tend lawns, work the soil for home gardens, create landscaping masterpieces, and turn parks into playgrounds. Yet little is known of the carbon footprint impacts that come with heavy use and intense management. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
03/25/2010 Symposium to Focus on Reponsible Urban Land-Use Management COLUMBUS, Ohio – As global populations increase, urban centers are becoming the areas of choice for residents. But with increasing urbanization comes more environmental responsibility for the land. Candace Pollock Rattan Lal
09/27/2005 Synergy Key to Farm Science Review Success LONDON, Ohio — A cloudy, cool kick-off at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review gave way to a sunny, warm wrap-up, helping to mark another successful year for the agricultural event. Candace Pollock Chuck Gamble